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Physics at Queens College

Every physics school has its own distinct culture and strengths. We've pulled together some statistics and other details to help you see how the physics program at Queens College stacks up to those at other schools.

QC is located in Queens, New York and approximately 19,700 students attend the school each year. In 2021, 15 physics majors received their bachelor's degree from QC.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Physics section at the bottom of this page.

QC Physics Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Physics
  • Master’s Degree in Physics

QC Physics Rankings

Each year, College Factual ranks physics programs across the country. The following shows how QC performed in these rankings.

Note: Although rankings can help you see some information about a school, it's not a good idea to depend on them alone. Be sure to check out other things about the school before making your decision to attend.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The physics major at QC is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Physics. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank
Most Focused Physics Master’s Degree Schools 155
Most Popular Physics Schools 217

In 2021, 3 students received their master’s degree in physics from QC. This makes it the #149 most popular school for physics master’s degree candidates in the country.

Physics Student Demographics at QC

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the physics majors at Queens College.

QC Physics Bachelor’s Program

20% Women
80% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 15 physics students who graduated with a bachelor's degree in 2020-2021 from QC, about 80% were men and 20% were women.


Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 51% more racial-ethnic minorities in its physics bachelor's program than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Queens College with a bachelor's in physics.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 4
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 7
White 3
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 1

QC Physics Master’s Program

100% Women
During the 2020-2021 academic year, 3 physics majors earned their master's degree from QC. Of these graduates, 0% were men and 100% were women.


The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Queens College with a master's in physics.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 1
International Students 2
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

QC also has a doctoral program available in physics. In 2021, 0 student graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Physics Grads May Go Into

A degree in physics can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for NY, the home state for Queens College.

Occupation Jobs in NY Average Salary in NY
High School Teachers 74,830 $85,300
Physics Postsecondary Professors 1,430 $117,370
Natural Sciences Managers 1,360 $148,460
Physicists 950 $138,920


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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